Gloucester ran in six tries on their way to recording a 45-8 victory over Munster at Kingsholm this afternoon. It was a day for new combinations for the province, a new coaching ticket, a new kit and debuts for eleven of Munster's young guns.
This is Munster's second semi-final appearance of the season as they return to 'cup final' mentality, facing the in-form Glasgow Warriors who host their first ever play-off fixture at Scotstoun Stadium.
With their place in the play-offs confirmed, Ulster will give some of their youngsters the chance to shine against a Munster team that are still chasing home advantage in the RaboDirect PRO12 semi-finals.
The Ospreys' failure to win away to Zebre means that Munster are safely through to the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs, but they are now six points adrift of Glasgow Warriors in the race to secure a home semi-final.